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Resurs-P No.3

Soyuz 2.1b

Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS)

Launch Status
Success

Mission

Resurs-P No.3

Type: Earth Science

This is the third satellite in the Resurs-P series of Earth observation satellites launched by the Russian government to replace the Resurs-DK 1 satellite. The satellite is capable of capturing images with a resolution of 3m per pixel in colour mode and as low as 1m in its panchromatic mode. The images provided will be used for the Russian ministries of Agriculture and Fishing, Meteorology, Transportation, Defence, and Natural Resources.

Location

31/6

Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

468 rockets have launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan.

31/6, Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

Rocket

Soyuz 2.1b

Length: 46.3 meters
Diameter: 2.95 meters

Soyuz-2 is the 21st-century version of the Russian Soyuz rocket. In its basic form, it is a three-stage carrier rocket for placing payloads into low Earth orbit. The 2.1b version adds an upgraded engine (RD-0124) with improved performance to the second stage.

The Soyuz 2.1b rocket has been launched a total of 9 times with 9 successful and 0 failed launches.

Agency

Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS)

Type: Government
Abbreviation: RFSA
Administration: Administrator: Dmitry Rogozin
Founded: 1992
Launchers: Soyuz
Spacecraft: Soyuz
Country: RUS

The Roscosmos State Corporation for Space Activities, commonly known as Roscosmos, is the governmental body responsible for the space science program of the Russian Federation and general aerospace research. Soyuz has many launch locations the Russian sites are Baikonur, Plesetsk and Vostochny however Ariane also purchases the vehicle and launches it from French Guiana.

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